In 1967 Wasyl Veryha's MA thesis concluded that the Ukrainian nationalist emigres were the third biggest factor in Canadian politics and especially Canada's foreign politics. From that time until now their influence has grown dramatically. Canada's support for the ultra Nationalist government in Ukraine is directly reflective of this.
Veryha remained active in the SS veterans association for the rest of his life. Until his death he was one of the most influential Ukrainian emigres of his generation and a leader in the Ukrainian emigre world governing body.
Interviewed by the CBC Radio in 1987, Veryha insisted, I have never felt to be a Nazi. I never believed in Nazism, and . . . I have never been a fascist. I feel that I am and I always was a Ukrainian patriot. And that's what I am. And if you would ask me another question,if I would do the same thing all over, I would . . .
By marking the differences between German 3rd Reich Nazism and Ukrainian Nationalism he separated the two ideologies as being entirely different. German fascism was industrial fascism and Ukrainian fascism is agricultural fascism and keys in on the term "patriot." Both are replete in extreme national chauvinism and out of the two Ukrainian Nationalism is much more violent. The Bandera OUNb groups are quite literally, the Nazis Hitler was afraid of.
This unattributed quote attributed from Michael Wittmann, Gaupshturmfyurer SS, one of Nazi Germany's most famous tank commanders shows the perspective the 3 rd Reich had toward the OUNb. " What are Ukrainians- a feral Russian that for the idea of gaining the Ukrainian state is ready to kill even his Frau (wife, woman). They are the perfect fighters against the Red Army. But after that they are subject to a total cleansing(destruction) because they are the worst type of barbarians."
Roman Drazhn'ovs'kyi, rector of the Ukrainian Free University in Munich was a Waffen SS Galizien officer and Holocaust denier. . Drazhn was another Ukrainian nationalist that shaped the current Ukrainian nationalist view on ideology and history.
Petro Savaryn, who emigrated to Canada in 1949 , became vice-president of the national Progressive Conservative (PC) Party, president of the Alberta PC and Edmonton East PC Associations, Chancellor of the University of Alberta (1982-1986), and president of the Ukrainian World Congress (1983-88). Savaryn joined the 14th Grenadier Division of the Waffen SS during the Second World War ( also known as Waffen SS Galizien ) and represented the veterans of the Waffen-SS Galizien in Edmonton, for instance at memorial ceremonies.
If the emigre national governing councils with presidencies have been continually led by unrepentant WWII Waffen SS Nachtengall and SS Galizien Ukrainian Nationalists; what kind of governing body is it? If emigre Eastern European populations that have an effective dual-nationality are brought up to be ulta-nationalists and enjoy a combined base among all the nationalities today of 20 million voters in the US have also been brought up to be nationalists- does it matter if they think of themselves as nazis?
Does this makes the rest of us(including conservatives) too liberal or worse, like the Bandera branded the president they tried to assassinate FDR, does it make us communists?
Do their actions speak louder than their words, or will they once again be cleared from history by a press that colludes with fascists?
The absolute Nationalist/WWII Nazi leadership continuity shown and the group resolve over 70 years to finish the genocide or crimes against humanity started even after WWI and continuing through WWII then another Federal Law has been violated. Support for Nazi's is against Federal law.
Not prosecuting the actual still existing groups is akin to allowing Hitler appoint his successor(who would have been part of the crimes already) and letting him/her take control of a nation and subsidizing it.
CrowdFunding Ukrainian War Crimes In Donbas
There are 100 volunteer battalions in the ATO region, 35 of which are attached to particular cities. Because of the financial straits Ukraine has put itself in, they have made a point of securing their own funding throug donations and crowdfunding. The volunteer battalions main role in the Ukraine war has been as cleansing battalions. They go into towns, villages, and cities after the Ukrainian military has moved forward and find "separatists." The volunteer battalions like Semenchenkos's Donbass battalion are responsible for many of the crimes against humanity in Donbass.